Information Technology 145

ITEC 145
Data Ethics, Privacy and Security

1. Catalog Entry

ITEC 145
Data Ethics, Privacy and Security

Credit hours (3)

This course will foster ethical online behavior, introduce students to privacy and security issues of their personal data on mobile devices and social media.  The course is designed for non-majors with limited background in Information Technology.

2. Detailed Description of Course

Topics Include:
    1) Threats to personal data from social media sites to mobile devices.
    2) Cyber citizenship: ethics and laws
    3) Cybercrime: motivation and actors
    4) Security controls and detecting exploits

3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Students will be presented with problems that analyze case studies of current cyber security exploits on smart phones and web.  Projects that teach technological solutions to cyber security and privacy will be given.  

4. Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students who complete the course will be able to:
    1) Describe what it means to be an ethically conscious and responsible cyber-citizen;
    2) Identify the threats to privacy and security to personal data on the web and on mobile devices;
    3) Enumerate common technological solutions to protecting the security and privacy of data;
    4) Enumerate strategies to detect cybercrime

5. Assessment Measures

Instructor may give written assignments that assess the conceptual knowledge.  Lab-based assignments may be used to test student understanding of cybercrime and the controls to mitigate such crime.  Assessment will include at least two exams.  

6. Other Course Information

None.

Review and Approval

December 4, 2014